Monday, September 3, 2012

KAL reveal and a UFO finished

What a beautiful day .... spring has arrived here in the national capital of Australia and the sun is shining (at last).  Its not all that warm in the house, even though the central heating is still running, but I just went outside and it is beautiful.

The KAL square for Meg has finished and here is the result - I think its very pretty and with all the other squares done in blue and white, they will make a beautiful blanket. If you'd like the pattern you can find it here.

Another finished project is this little bag that started as a mystery KAL (knit-a-long) at the Knit4Charities (K4C) conference in June 2011.  Here's the front ..
here's the back ...
and when you stand back, this is what you see ..

I'd never done illusion knitting before (sometimes called mosaic knitting) and must say its quite fascinating and fairly simple.

Having finished these projects has made me feel less guilty about what arrived on my doorstep this morning .......

Those are 200g balls of King Cole DK which I bought from a supplier in Ireland. They are destined to become baby blankets and I'm itching to get started. The balls on the right are for this.  I thought Heather's blanket was so pretty that I wanted to do one in the same colours.  Haven't decided what pattern I'll use for the blue and white yarn.

I'm off now to do some shopping at ToysRus ... my grandson is turning 10 next week and he wants one of those 'retro' skateboards (like mummy had) - also think I might get him an iTunes voucher so he can buy whatever he likes with it.

Speaking of shopping, went to the supermarket on the weekend - can you believe this?

 ALREADY ?????

Have a lovely week.


  1. Dorothy.. your FOs are gorgeous! I'm glad it's warming up for you!! Our weather is beginning to cool off. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. I have been looking for a baby pattern and that just seems so sweet :)
    The KAL square is lovely, pretty blue .
    Love the wool from Ireland.. lets know how it knits/crochet up :))
    Enjoy the sunshine ..

  3. Lovely finished items. Your work is always so beautiful. Can't wait to see the blanket progress and to see what you decide to do with the blue and white.

  4. Lovely things that you've been working on Dorothy! The KAL square looks so beautiful and I love the illusion knitting project that you finished; how clever! That yarn from Ireland looks so nice and soft and I clicked on the link to see the project...yes very nice :-)


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